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Dec 8, 2015

Social Media: A Gateway for Child Predators - #infographic

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Social Media: A Gateway for Child Predators - #infographic

Advancements in technology open the door for new social media websites, and teens flock to the sites ready to share information.

But do you know what information your children share on their social media accounts?

More importantly, do you know who can see it?

Few children think about the consequences of their personal information falling into the hands of the wrong people.

It can be a BIG problem, especially when you consider that 82 percent of cyber stalkers use social media to find out information about potential victims - where they live and what school they attend.


Numbers like this would make any parent concerned.

But, unfortunately it is becoming more and more difficult for parents to moderate the information their children are sharing online.

Why?

Teens use a numbers of ways to hide information from their parents by altering privacy settings and using communication codes to hide their behaviors.

More and more teens are sharing personal information with complete strangers, and hiding it from close family members.

To help explore this topic further, the team at Rawhide Boys Ranch has put together an infographic showing the common ways teens are hiding their online behavior, the information they are sharing and the ways they are leaving themselves exposed to online predators.

You can find more information here.
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest: A Gateway for Child Predators - #infographic

This is a guest contribution from Robbie Richards.

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